Apologetics Archive

Science and Schism

Posted September 16, 2015 By John C Wright

A reader put forward the idea that the Protestant Reformation, allegedly by challenging the Christian desire for unity in dogma that hitherto differentiated Christians from pagans, allowed for freedom of inquiry in Protestant nations, and created or perhaps only encouraged the birth of science. This is an old, old slander, and one that was popular […]

87 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

Compared to Eating a 2000-year-old Man

Posted July 10, 2015 By John C Wright

Since my last column was one of vexation, I thought I must say a word of admiration as well. I thought this was the cutest thing I have come across in quite a while, and surprisingly profound. This is from the pen of one Laura McAlister, who described herself as a Catholic, writer, tea-drinker, evangelist, […]

18 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

The Feast of Sts Peter and Paul

Posted June 30, 2015 By John C Wright

A reader writes and asks: John, convince me not to turn to Islam after what just happened earlier today with the Supreme Court ruling, because right now, I’m trying to think of ways to commit something that I know is heinous while minimizing my digital fingerprint. Sir, I cannot convince you, but I can tell […]

83 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

Laudato Si

Posted June 23, 2015 By John C Wright

Someone asked me my opinion of the Pope’s recent encyclical letter, Laudato Si which the Leftstream Press reported as being in support of the theory of Man-caused Global Flooding/Drought and Warming/Cooling. I have not had the opportunity to read the encyclical, but friends of mine brought quotes from it to my attention. Hence this column […]

94 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

Palm, Spy, Maundy, Good, Holy

Posted April 3, 2015 By John C Wright

It is only fitting that the days and customs of this, the holiest week of the year, be mentioned in a civilization that has largely forgotten them. PALM SUNDAY Palm Sunday, most of you know. It is commemorates the day of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on the back of an ass’s foal. […]

25 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

Footnote on the Wisdom of Solomon

Posted March 17, 2015 By John C Wright

The deuterocanonical books, including Wisdom, were published in the original 1611 King James Bible. The deuterocanonical books was a part of the KJV for 274 years until being removed in 1885 A.D. Many claim the deuterocanonical books should never have been included in the first place, raising doubt about their validity and divine inspiration. Others […]

110 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

If the archeological evidence is evidence of anything, ages and eons passed over the earth long before the advent of Adam, obliterating all before them, and left countless creatures from trilobites to triceratops extinct, falling prey to pain and plague, famine, death, and the eternal war of nature red in tooth and nail. The Horsemen […]

60 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

How to Give Atheists the Chance to Give God a Chance

Posted March 9, 2015 By John C Wright

Below is the written version my remarks to the Society of Patrician’s meeting held 9 March 2015 at Saint Veronica’s in Chantilly. Do you believe in Santa Claus? Most adults do not. When addressing the question of how to give atheists the chance to give God a chance to save them, we look to them […]

64 Comments so far. Join the Conversation


Posted February 22, 2015 By John C Wright

I cannot speak for other village atheists, whom I have not read, but I can take the tenor of man on this topic after even short notice, since I used to be the champion and paladin of the forces of atheism, and I can tell true atheists from false. True atheists worship nothing. That is […]

31 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

The War of Ignorance versus Faith

Posted February 21, 2015 By John C Wright

Hmph. I just came across another antieducated sophophobe who declared there to be a war between science and faith, especially the Roman Catholic Church. I asked him to name the Papal Bull or Encyclical, or any other official document of the Church prohibiting or condemning the practice of scientific inquiry. He did not know what […]

96 Comments so far. Join the Conversation